Canadian composer Alondra Vega-Zaldivar was born in Cuba and is currently living in Toronto, Canada. Her music draws inspiration from everything that surrounds her and aims to reflect her curious and humoristic take on the world: from the stars that shimmer up above to the constant singing of cicadas, but also her yearning for peace in humankind. More recently she has discovered a passion for the natural world and looks forward to inspiring people to look closer at the beauty that is found in the most unlikely places on Earth.
Alondra obtained her BMus in Theory and Composition as well as her MMus in Composition from The University of Western Ontario, where she studied with Canadian composers: David Myska, Paul Frehner, Peter Paul Koprowski and Omar Daniel. In 2018 Alondra was a finalist for the Costello Composition Prize organized by the Lyra Society organization and her piece Peace… for flute, viola and harp will be published by Fatrock Ink Music Publisher this coming fall.
I'm still having waterbug problems... begins at 00:29 and is excerpted again at the close of the episode at 27:22. By the Baker-Barganier Duo, featuring Elizabeth A. Baker and Erich Barganier.
Serotonin begins at 8:09. Featuring Dawn Pufahl on viola and Elizabeth A. Baker on toy piano.
Tweed Fantasy - Perpetual Dream begins at 17:48.
On The Other Side begins at 22:51. Featuring Dawn Pufahl on viola and Elizabeth A. Baker on toy piano.
I'm still having waterbug problems... is excerpted for a second time at 27:22. See above for track and details.
Below is a small selection of music and writing. Visit Elizabeth's online shop for more albums and books.